As the world grows smaller and connected, many organisations and individuals become highly depended on technology-based interfaces for various financial services including banking, payments, money transfers, fund-raising and asset management. The impact of technology on finance is changing the world as we speak and FinTech (financial technology) is at the forefront of the next global revolution - leading to greater overall efficiency and productivity. FinTech combines finance with technology to provide on-the-go solutions for both businesses and consumers. As the world of FinTech continuously evolves, traditional financial regulators must adapt to newer methods while businesses are looking into newer innovations and studying of the consumer behaviour – especially developing nations like the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations).
The latest edition of Inside FinTech Conference and Expo will take place in Seoul, South Korea from November 30, 2017 to December 1, 2017. This annual event is originated from Inside Bitcoin and is an influential FinTech event in the APAC (Asia Pacific) region. This two-day event aims to connect leaders - including exhibitors, sponsors, international speakers, investors and governmental officials – in the blockchain and FinTech companies who are responsible for driving commerce innovation to interact, learn, and forge critical partnerships and networking opportunities, providing an unprecedented opportunity for the community to grow and inspire.
Themed "Empowering Blockchain and Fintech Innovation", this year's conference will focus on how global leaders globally are dealing with current economic environment as speakers from all around the world gather under one roof to share insights through active discussions across a wide range of topics, such as disruptive technologies such as payments, blockchain, big data, artificial intelligence, e-commerce, security, lending, InsurTech (insurance technology) and RegTech (regulatory technology). On the other hand, the expo is expected to attract major financial institutions, payment providers, Bitcoin experts and fintech start-ups.
Driving innovation innovation into the financial marketplace, Fintech brings significant changes into financial world by directly influencing consumer behaviours. Some of these changes include the democratisation of payment and transaction data, growing consumer needs for pace and mobility, as well as the exponential growth of financial services as the world moves towards a digitalised economy under the Fourth Industrial Revolution.